Yesterday I walked into my dark, empty apartment, still typing on my phone, when I came face to face with this:
That, ladies and gentlemen, is my husband wearing a chicken face.
According to him, I produced a triple scream: ah ahh AHHHHHH!
To the untrained eye this exchange may look like a juvenile prank (okay it is a juvenile prank), but it was also a skillful pattern interrupt that led to a giggle-filled evening together.
Our past entrance surprises have included:
- Sweet post-it notes covering the outside of the door
– Nerf guns slung on the outside doorknob
– Freshly baked cookies at the entrance hallway
– And an array of unexpected leaps and pounces
But why entrances? The doorways into our homes, offices, and other oft-frequented places are so familiar to us that they are ideal for surprise interventions.
The other reason I love entrances is that they mark a physical divide between the outside and inside worlds. A surprise greeting sends a message to the brain that says: “In here, things are different. In here, we play, we take risks, and we pay attention to one another.”
What surprise entrances have you pulled off?